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8 minutes ago, MFX said:

Maybe not a fuel leak in the engine bay though :P

Especially considering these cars are infamous for engine bay fires!!!!!

Hey, don't you know a Fiery or something? :ph34r:

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the leak appears at 4:54 from both sides of the fuel pump mounting block,  what did you use to clean with ??

May just need new gaskets/seals.

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there was an old trick i learnt from a very very old car restorer.. he would add a color dye to some fuel to help find any leaks on old engines as sometimes you couldnt tell what was new or old fuel. 

@MFX i also remember you sayings omething about wanting an old style modern radio?

 

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Volkswagen-Beetle-Bug-Radio-Retro-Sound-Mod-2-Bluetooth-iPod-1958-67-Wolfsburg/281287416861?hash=item417e095c1d

 

 

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That is what I have in the 911 but I didn't want to spend that sort of money on the Beetle. Considering you can get a pretty decent brand name head unit for around $100, all they need to do is make a retro style face for them.

I have also had a bit more of a look at my leaky fuel pump situation.

 

1 hour ago, OZ930 said:

the leak appears at 4:54 from both sides of the fuel pump mounting block,  what did you use to clean with ??

May just need new gaskets/seals.

I slowed it down and it appears to come down from the back of the pump, higher up. I just used carby cleaner, which I wouldn't have thought would be too bad on it.

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1 hour ago, MFX said:

 all they need to do is make a retro style face for them.

  Make one out of MDF and purple tartan with some guitar volume knobs. Sorted! ;)

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This week the plan was to do the brakes, but first I had to replace the dodgy fuel pump that started leaking in last weeks episode.

 

 

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ohh dude... talk about bad luck one after another lol.. did you figure out why it was not starting ?

 

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Could be a fuel pressure issue, but I drove it a couple of times today and it started no problems.

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This week my goals were to replace the rear brakes, but first I thought I would fix the dodgy fuel pump issue... Well there was a slight issue with that.

 

 

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You kept shaving off a ciggy paper Jeff but really it needed 3 poofteenths and 5 bees dicks ground off!  I'm only 5 mins into the video and I just want to take an angle grinder to the pump  rod and cut off 5mm! Wish I had your patience mate Aaaaargh and then it dies ... Maaaaaate you needed some StartYaBastard!!    Now it's Beer o'clock:Passusabeer:

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You got it! I think it needs another half a mm or so back on the pin, so I will give that a go next week ;) 

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Have welder = can add metal

Alternatively, just buy the right one and be done with it!

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Don't shave anymore than 2 poofteenths! I like the style of your vids Jeff, very grass roots with a can do Aussie attitude and application always on hand. Genuine I guess sums it up. I chuckle at what some OS, (in particular yank), viewers would make of the dialogue, accent, pace of the narrative - they can hardly understand us sometimes....Great vids, keep em coming!

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47 minutes ago, P-Kay said:

Have welder = can add metal

Alternatively, just buy the right one and be done with it!

That is what I had in mind. Trying to get it going with what I have, it should be just a matter of fine tuning it. I am pretty patient, so it will get there ;) 

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On 5/17/2018 at 12:21 PM, CarreraG50 said:

Just buy one of these and fit an electric pump, those dog leg pumps fail regularly, if you persevere with it, make sure you have a spare in the car (ask me how I know)

https://vwparts.aircooled.net/Billet-BUGPACK-Fuel-Pump-Block-Off-Plate-Type-1-p/4548-15.htm

I really wanted to keep it as it was originally intended ;)

This week first job was to work out why the car was breaking down on me, and then there is the issue of that super tight hub nut.

 

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